A sub-maximal, multi-stage heart rate aerobic capacity test developed by Professor Kevin Sykes. is a testing method for workplace fitness screening. This is now also used by a variety of industries and sectors.
Recommended by the Home Office for firefighter service recruitment, training and measuring yearly fitness. It is similar in its stepping concept to the shorter in length, Harvard Step Test.
The step test assessment uses a variety of step heights from 15cm in height, 20cm, 25cm and 30cm. Chester step test is great for all ages and abilities with no gender bias for improved fitness rate.
This Chester Step Test Kit is inexpensive, easy to standardise and portable. Used in health clubs to test as part of their health/fitness screening programs.
First published in 1998 this fourth edition written for exercise professionals. It provides reliable information for performing the Chester tests.
The test is easy to perform with the only variable in the test is the stepping rate for example every 2 minutes steps taken during that time are increased.
What you get in the kit
Step in specified height, choose from 30cm, 25cm, 20cm or 15cm
Polar FT1 Heart Rate Watch with Chest Strap
Chester Test Software CD* with two audio tracks
Chester Test Resource Manual and data sheets.
Step test boxes available in the following heights